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Broadcast Team

Fans attending PBA Tour events expect to see ESPN television announcer Rob Stone – creator of the famous (or infamous, depending upon your viewpoint) "Hambone" – and his broadcast booth partner Randy Pedersen.

Mike Jakubowski - Play-by-play Announcer

Mike Jakubowski

Mike Jakubowski is the play-by-play voice for the PBA Tour on ESPN and Xtra Frame, the online Bowling Channel. Jakubowski is working in his 10th season as the public address announcer for Marquette University men's and women's Big East basketball at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and Al Maguire Center in Milwaukee. He previously worked with color analyst Randy Pedersen as play-by-play announcer for ESPN telecasts of the PBA Summer Series.
Jakubowski also worked for the American Bowling Congress as a producer and play-by-play announcer on the World Team Challenge series and later for the United States Bowling Congress. He worked 10 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers in the scoreboard production department including the closing of Milwaukee County Stadium, opening of Miller Park and the 2002 All-Star Game. In addition to bowling, Jakubowski enjoys golf, softball, music, movies, theatre, and a good laugh.

Randy Pedersen - Color Analyst

Randy Pedersen

The flamboyant, good-natured Pedersen brings a wealth of insight to PBA Tour telecasts as an analyst who ranked among the Tour's top players during a 25-year career on the lanes. Now in his 12th season as color analyst, the 13-time PBA Tour champion knows the game, knows the players, knows the emotions and mixes his own combination of serious commentary with humor to keep PBA Tour fans educated, informed and entertained.

Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 2011, Pedersen revived his professional career in 2013 after seven years by competing on the PBA50 Tour where he won his first title in his PBA50 Tour debut.